The Tamworth branch of the West Midland Bird Club was established in October 1992 by a group of WMBC members, most of whom remain active in the branch today.
Our programme of indoor meetings is held from September to April, usually on the third Friday of the month.
Although these meetings are primarily for WMBC members, non-members are always warmly welcomed. An admission charge of £1.50 is made in line with club policy and this includes a cup of tea or coffee in the interval and free raffle tickets.
Throughout the year we run a number of field trips to local sites (normally by own transport), plus two or three coach trips to sites farther afield. A recent trip was described by a club member:
A full coach of optimistic birders left Tamworth on Sunday 25 February 2007 heading for Conwy RSPB, spirits were high in spite of the torrential rain on the branch's the first field trip of the year. Conwy has recently undergone a facelift with a new reception area and shop being added to the site, while the old visitor centre now houses a very welcome coffee shop. The rain held off for the best part of the day and we got to grips with some really good birds such as Little Egret, Goldeneye and Red-breasted Merganser, some of the group were lucky enough to see a Mediterranean Gull that was flying around the visitor centre and others caught up with a very early Sand Martin. Excellent views were obtained of waders including Curlew, Redshank and Grey Plover as the tide came in. A good day out, with good company and some excellent views of birds: who could ask for more?
Ornithology in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & the West Midlands county, since 1929.
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